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Boyle wants to play more area schools

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by NashBuff, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    http://blogs.denverpost.com/sports/...inbill-could-spark-interest-boyle-says/14610/

    The CSU game last night was one of the reasons why I supported a CU move to the MWC before the Pac-10 announcement. I'd love to see more atmospheres just like we saw last night at the CEC.

    If we could play CSU twice a season in addition to the Pac-12 schedule, I'm for it 100%.
     
  2. Del

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    CU move to the MWC? Seriously? Wow!
     
  3. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    The ship has sailed.
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    CU should definitely schedule games against CSU, AFA, DU and UNC. I'd love to see all 4 every season.
     
  5. Darth Snow

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    fif perfection
     
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  6. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The area schools need each big time when it comes to college hoops. Playing front range teams every year should be the norm.
     
  7. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    Rep added. I would love to see something like that.
     
  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    could also add wyoming in there.
     
  9. GoBuffs!!

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    The only problem with a front range tourney is CSU, AF and Wyoming all being in the MWC. If we could get a waiver allowing them to play in a tournament early season, it would be absolutly awesome. Here is how I see it

    CU, CSU, Wyoming, AF, Denver, UNC, Colorado College, and Colorado Christian

    4 games Friday, 2 games Saturday and the Championship on Sunday

    Possibly the first 4 games played at home courts, with the others at the Pepsi Center or Broomfield Events.
     
  10. Del

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    I think a front range tourney would be a great Idea. Hold it at the Pepsi center, would be sweet!
     
  11. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    a tourney in the pepsi center would be awesome and the winner gets a rocky mountain trophy or something as the best in the region.
     
  12. GoBuffs!!

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    In general I would say I am not much in favor of playing more area teams without a tournament. CU in my opionion is on it way up, and most of the other programs are pretty stationary, with possibly the exception of CSU. A tournament would be good experience, and would not be a huge hit to our RPI. It would also give our guys confidence (figuring that CU will win or be in the finals just about every year).
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Keep it at 5 teams: CU, CSU, AFA, UNC, DU

    Men's and Women's.

    Do a full round robin where everyone plays 4 games over 8 days, Friday thru the following Saturday. That's 40 total games, 5 games a day. I bet it would be one hell of an event. I know I'd buy tickets.

    Edit: Be better to do it over 10 days. Easier to schedule 4 games in one day. Also, gives the opportunity for each school to be a host site for 2 of the days until it got big enough to be in 1 place.
     
  14. Daaah

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    Bad idea. Those teams suck and we don't need them on our schedule at neutral venues. No one would go to the games either.
     
  15. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I knew some haters would show up in this thread.

    Playing area teams >>>>>>>> Alcorn State, Texas Pan-American, and the like.
     
  16. torerobuff

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    Yeah, because the Philadelphia Big 5 has such a big issue with Villanova's RPI taking a hit for playing La Salle and Penn. Get real, its a 30 game season, better to play the local schools than the Alcorn States of the world. With the teams listed already, it could be treated just like Philadelphia's Big 5.
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The Big 5 is a good model for how you could run this tournament. They spread out the games over the course of the season but keep track of the standings (full round robin men's and women's). Pretty much all the games are played at the historic gym on Penn's campus.
     
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    I would rather do a real tournament where it is seeded based on finish in the tournament last year.

    what about CSU, CU, UNC, DU, Colorado College, Metro State and two other schools. Nobody is in the same conference so there are no problems.
     
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    CC = D-III
    Metro = D-II

    No thanks! (Although it must be noted that CC played AFA this year and beat them...what an embarrassing loss for AFA...)
     
  20. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    If you do a "real" tournament, then I'd say to do 4 teams. Colorado, Colorado State, Denver and Northern Colorado. Host the thing in Broomfield over a weekend. No conference affiliations to worry about.

    But I'd still prefer to do a round robin and play everyone.
     
  21. tante

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    okay I can live with that. So since we are all in agreement, lets kick this thing off.
     
  22. Darth Snow

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    Bohn, you have consensus. Now stop reading allbuffs and get it done!
     
  23. BinaryBuff

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    It wouldn't have to be a tourney to make me like the idea of scheduling the local teams every year. Sure would be a lot more interesting to play UNC or DU than playing Texas Pan American. Would get more local media attention as well.
     
  24. Mick Ronson

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    seriously. when i was at CC, my high school team would have run CC out of the gym.

    i could get on board with a CU, CSU, DU, UNC/Wyoming, AFA round robin (or 4 team tournament over two days, winners play for first...losers play for 3rd)....play it at Magness on a Fri-Sat. 5:30 tip for the early game, 8 for the later.

    problem is AFA, Wyo, CSU already play each other twice a year. might not have the novelty for them....so split them automatically in the bracket, maybe.
     
  25. GoBuffs!!

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    I absolutly hate round robin type events, It does not make the games anywhere as interesting. A game where you win, you move on, you lose you go home is a lot more fun to watch. Figuring that CU and CSU would bring the majority of fans, and they will be in the majority of finals, I think you will see a lot of really good fan participation.
     
  26. unionbuff

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    I'm not opposed but keep in mind - we did a Rocky Mountain Tournament thing about 7 (?) years ago. 300 people showed up (ok, I may be exaggerating there - it may have been 250) & it was canceled after its inaugural season.
     
  27. GoBuffs!!

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    Yes I was there, It was two games, CSU vs. Denver and then CU vs SMC (not a local school). It wasnt a tournament, and they tried to make it work at the Pepsi Center. The pepsi center is way too big to host something like this unless it really takes off. Its like the CU/CSU game at invesco, just a bad idea. Those were the two things that killed the tournament, I believe it may have even been around Thanksgiving so the students were not in town, but I could be mistaken about that.
     
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    I think you are right about the Thanksgiving thing - but that's when most tournaments are scheduled so that the kids don't miss school. I guess if Broomfield would do it, it'd be cool because it's not so big. But didn't Broomfield basically remodel recently so that it's now strictly a concert/show venue and not an athletic venue? My issue is that CU is just coming around to showing interest in basketball & CSU has some local interest in their team but besides that, unless UNC or KU would show up, casual college basketball fans wouldn't show up & there are too few hardcore local college basketball fans to make a profit on something like this.
     
  29. buffsyko

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    **** csu, we need to end the series in all sports with them. **** wyoming too.
     
  30. tante

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    I saw the AVS scrimmage there (October???) and a concert (November) and the place is still suited for both IMO.
     

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